Dango and Pocky Recipe!Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :iconToonTwins: I would give them the recipe for dango. You all can use the recipe to your liking as wellDango and Pocky Recipe!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is...
You require the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour. Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour. Any wheat grinder would work well. Just use the electronic one. I did it by hand and it hurts>>)
Making the rice dumplings:
Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)
Making the sweet sause:
Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup an
Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's songA blog I follow just posted a gif from that song by Avril, called 'Girlfriend'. We all remember this, I believe, it was a big hit.Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's song3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, both song AND video are so absolutely cruel and egocentric that I can do nothing but roll my eyes when ever I see/hear it.
Avril is bitching. That's pretty much it, she's bawwwing about how she wants a dude who - that's right - already has a girlfriend.
She's his girl. He allowed her to be his girl, therefore, gee, I don't know, MAYBE he loves her! Maybe she's a really sweet and kind girl, why else would he date her?
But no, don't you dare to think that, because Avril knows what the girl is really like.
Let's see a few statements she makes during the song.
She's like so whatever
What's that supposed to mean? That she's boring?
Well, at least she's not boasting her ego through 50% of the song, while bitching about Avril in other 50%.
No. the girlfriend is so whatever, while Avril is a motherfucking princess,
The Truth about the Candice Berner caseRead it and weep, those who defended the wolf's conduct. The full facts of the case have finally been released. Wolves were the culprits. No, they were not really hybrids, or rabid, or acting in self defence.The Truth about the Candice Berner case3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've organised this entry in a way responding to all the questions which, until now, had been left unanswered. Questions are written in normal font, while the segments of the report are in italics.
1. Were wolves regularly hunted prior to the attack? (Hunting wolves is the time-proven method of keeping wolves fearful of humans)
Human use of wolves in the Chignik Lake area is low. Mandatory sealing documented the harvest of a few wolves during the last decade, but no wolves have been sealed in recent years. p.6
2. Were there any other animal tracks on the scene? (Coyote, mountain lion, bear, dog etc.)
Animal tracks along the sides of the road and in the area of the attack were identified as wolf tracks based on the size of individual tracks. Although
Animal Rights activists vs Invasive SpeciesFrom the indominable Retrieverman:Animal Rights activists vs Invasive Species3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is well-known to readers of this blog that I am ultimately quite contemptuous of the animal rights movement.
And after reading William Stolzenburg’s Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World’s Greatest Wildlife Rescue, I’ve become even more so.
Stolzenburg is one of the best writers about ecology who writes for a general audience. His previous book, Where the Wild Things Were, carefully chronicles the scientific discoveries that have shown that large predators are a great asset to ecosystems. In a world where human activities have so severely pared back the ranges of so many large predators and forced some of them into extinction, ecosystems are now suffering great imbalances. These imbalances include overpopulation of grazing or browsing species– such as the overpopulation of white-tailed deer in North America– and a phenomenon known as “mesopredator release,
Birthday and FREE REQUEST TIME AGAIN!! :3Crap….my birthday….it came faster then I thought it would....Birthday and FREE REQUEST TIME AGAIN!! :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconIMHAPPYRAVEPLZ:FREE REQUEST TIME!!!
Just like last time I will pick five winners who ever comments on this journal below!
Those five winners will be able to request a small color drawing from me. No rated R drawings, only Pg.13, No background, no comic, two characters and with color and shading FOR FREE!
I'll announce it in the next journal as soon as life allows me and those five winners will have to send me their request in the notes. DO NOT SEND ME A MESSAGE.
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and gifts!
(Also if you are going to comment don't just write "I comment." Write something else, like how was your day and such. Or something completely random.)
Commissions are open!
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST LEGACY - VIC'S REACTION!!!Wow, Vic really loves us Rangers, that is a certainty. *Dies of pure joy*FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST LEGACY - VIC'S REACTION!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fullmetal Alchemist Legacy Volume 1, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Legacy -The Making Of- Art Book were presented to Vic this weekend at last, and as I promised I have his reactions recorded for you all to see.
For those of you who don't know, the DA Rangers put together a simply amazing comic book based after the events of Fullmetal Alchemist, it was all just a thought from Vic at a convention several months ago after he was asked what he would do if he were to continue the story. We created a 1st volume of the comic, which will continue until the story is complete, and a production art book, which is just filled with all the love that you guys put into the project.
Vic wanted me to personally say this to all of you, so here is his message:
"Please tell the DeviantART Rangers that I love and appreciate them. I am simply speechless."
I urge you to check out these reac
Horses Are For Courses!With all this talk of horse meat in the news lately, it's time we take a step back and really ask ourselves all the fuss is about.Horses Are For Courses!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
History of Horse Meat
Horses are often revered as working animals, and companions. They've greatly contributed to the advancing of civilizations, from the horse-drawn war chariots of the Romans, to the Pony Express of the Old West, horses have had a significant and lasting effect on all of the civilizations that have adopted them. These faithful, hardworking animals have had a place at our side since we first domesticated them. But horses were on the menu long before we were on their backs.
Horse meat was central to our ancestors' diet and played a sacred role in rituals and customs. For example, Celtic chieftains were buried with their steeds, the Vikings' favorite meat was horse meat, and Caligula even appointed his horse as a Senator of Rome. The switch from food source to working animal can be partially attributed to Pope Gregory III in the 8th c
Animal of October: Sand CatAnimal of October: Sand Cat2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AboutScientific name: Felis margarita
Common names: Sand cat, Sand dune cat, Desert cat
Conservation status: Near threatened
Fun Facts Sand cats can survive in temperatures ranging from 23 °F (−5 °C) to 126 °F (52 °C)
Sand cats can go for months without drinking water, surviving on the water in their food
Cerastes vipera, an extremely venomous desert snake, is common prey for the Sand cat
Sand cats are solitary cats until mating season
Sand cats can bark, and do so to attract a mate
The sand cat's large ears are set widely apart and low on the sides of the head to aid in flattening their profile while hunting, to detect movements of underground prey,
Assassins Creed Revelations LITERAL Trailer LyricsStargate, Ubisoft, SPARKLE!Assassins Creed Revelations LITERAL Trailer Lyrics3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fade in to the left hand
of a sleepy man.
How'd he fall asleep there?
Help up the sleepy hooded man.
That's what beds are for.
Drag him cross the stone floor.
Front shot then a shot from the ceiling.
He could get carpet burned.
Cut to white on a boat, I'm looking ahead.
Holding on a rope.
I am... nauseous,
Now I'm alone, and walking away.
And I'm afraid of heights.
Oh sh**, how'd I get up here?
If I fall then I would be dead.
I made it down alright.
I feel great... RAAHH!
GOD! COME ON!
Whoever shot that arrow's gonna pay.
Enter Bald Guy With a Cape.
Break the arrow off, you can take a bald guy.
Then you see the bald guy
joined by some other guys.
In slow motion, kick a guy in the head.
Stab his friend.
Spin around, roll off.
Punch a face.
Start out in slow motion first,
then use your speed hack.
Grab a sword, use it to deflect.
Stab him in the back.
Get down just in time, and
slap him in the face.
Friendly Fire's on, apparently.
Armageddon Expo 2012 (IM NOT SCARY)Last weekend I went to Armageddon Expo in Melbourne, this is the third time I've been to Melbourne this year. I swear I am already half a Melbourner, I know my way around. I know some locals there, took the trams for the 10th time (oddly enough still don't know how to pay..). Unfortunately I have no idea where the delicious food is at the last few times.. luckily this time the Melbourne knowledgable Taroufish :icontaroufish: opened the pandora's box and showed me to a whole new world of wonderful food. I had chicken schnitzel in a place called Schnitz, BEST FREAKIN SCHNITZEL I HAVE HAD MY ENTIRE LIFE, so good I had to go there twice. Also had Potato Spud, its good but not as good as my local one, had some amazing fries from The Lord of the Fries (Which took me a while to get its a pun of The Lord of the Flies…), and had some hot dogs. I also got to see Dat Datdatdatdat :iconmynameisdat: and his girlfriend :iconMidgiee: and Andrew :iconxxbrstarxx:, they introduced a brilliant TaiwaneseArmageddon Expo 2012 (IM NOT SCARY)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Objectification of MenAfter reading through the comments on my last journal about Tropes Vs Women in Gaming Part 2 I noticed a lot of people are angry we're even talking about sexism because (as they put it) "men are ALSO sexualized and objectified in gaming so women shouldn't complain that they are too."Objectification of Men2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And while that's a nice thought that sounds logical at first... any causal observer to gaming and most media today will be able to recognize that the two sides are not equal enough to make that sort of comparison. Here's the difference as I see it: Men are objectified and sexualized, yes, but it's not done for women. It's done for men. The objectification of men in gaming and other media is a self image fantasy FOR men. In other words, both the objectification of men and women are done for the benefit of men.
Not only that but again a casual observer will note that the standards of "beauty" are not at all equal on both sides. Female heros are all designed to be attractive, sexy, thin, sensual, pure,
THE RANGER MEMBER COUNT!!!Alright, you guys all knew this was coming.THE RANGER MEMBER COUNT!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of today, after :iconDaineSalamin1: joined as the 9.000 Ranger, and :iconValerianWizard: joined as our 9.001th member, we now have, over nine thousand members!!
THIS IS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION!! OH MY HOST CLUB!!
At this time, I'd like to personally thank each and every one of you for truly making this Group the most fun thing ever! You Prize Artists, Members, Admins and Official Officers, I love you all!!
I can't believe we got so huge. Here's to the next milestone!
Vic and Michele's MMBA Message!Whelp, I'm so ridiculously excited and happy to tell everyone that Michele and Vic received Match Made By Anime!! PERFECT timing for Valentine's Day!! This message is from both of them, but from Michele directly since I'm only friends with her on facebook. There was too much to express without taking away from their actual response, so I decided to screencap her message so you can actually see it. And don't worry Speedy, I'm going to correct her and say that YOU were the original mastermind behind this. I only helped explain their actual story and told you we should do it when you came to me with the idea.Vic and Michele's MMBA Message!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But here it is!!!
~ :iconheza-chan: Heather
LADY's Annual Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!EDIT: 12/25LADY's Annual Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
All right!! Random Winners and Lady's Choice are ready~
#87 :iconmarikokitty: - http://comments.deviantart.com/1/497829354/3676168688#reply
#15 :iconsolarmiko:- http://comments.deviantart.com/1/497829354/3674966739#reply
#102 :iconhatsuriripyon:- http://comments.deviantart.com/1/497829354/3678391924#reply
#35 :icondarkalchemistninja:- http://comments.deviantart.com/1/497829354/3675042949#reply
Congrats to the winners (I'll be starting your projects as soon as possible, and note you when they're ready to go~)
Many thanks to everyone who entered!! I hope to continue doing these, as the years go by (I love reading all the different answers, and seeing what people are into *w*)
Hope to do this again sometime~
Have a very Merry Christmas, all~~
~It's that time of year again~
LADY's Halloween Plushie Giveaway**EDIT**LADY's Halloween Plushie Giveaway6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Winners are now up!!
Hope you guys are excited
Got my choices, and random draws, too~
I'm gonna go ahead and name 2 for each (and hope to have enough time to get them done for the holiday <3
#20 :iconstrawberryparall: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/486041350/3620838233#reply
#128 :iconkageandyuki: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/486041350/3632237994#reply
...and :iconjinxtwist: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/486041350/3631363382#reply
(You were one of my last winners, but I couldn't resist your answer!! I love Crona so much, and will be making of one him/her in that costume for my own collection as well
SELLING DEMYX TIME STUFFIncluding…SELLING DEMYX TIME STUFF2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Sora cosplay
The shirt worn by Zexion in Demyx Time 12
Axel's trousers from Demyx Time 12
The "Kingdom Hearts Bible" used in our AkuDemy wedding
An SG-1 replica jacket
A Michael Jackson bag
Legend of Zelda wallet
The Toasters signed tour poster
Check it out ^_^
HSUS Wages War on BaconIndividual maternity pens (IMP) house sows during the most vulnerable duration of their pregnancy. IMPs protect sows from other animals. In group-housing situations, pregnant sows often fight for food and dominance, resulting in higher rates of injury to less dominant animals. Group housing was abandoned by much of the industry several decades ago at the advice of veterinarians and animal welfare advocates.HSUS Wages War on Bacon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HSUS, PeTA, and similar animal rights whackjobs are seeking to ban IMPs in order to drive up the cost of pork and force farmers out of business, with the goal of reducing human consumption of pork products. Why? Because they don't want us to be allowed to eat animals. Always look at the bigger picture!
WINNER ANNOUCNED: Ghost of the Jet Black Cat LogoTIME TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER!!WINNER ANNOUCNED: Ghost of the Jet Black Cat Logo9 months ago in Personal More Like This
It took a lot of thinking, and was an extremely hard decision to make, but a winner has been chosen. I want everyone to know that all of the entries were very creative, well-made, and made me really wish that I was having more than one winner.
The winner is:
http://sta.sh/02exhttgtr5o by :iconsamanssuperscribbles:
Overall, I was won over by the fading effect. Not only that, but this entry is something I could put on my car that would have a personal meaning to me, but not necessarily raise suspicion or anything from other people. I do wish that it had some text to it, but at the same time I'm a bit glad it didn't. The cat doesn't look creepy or anything of that nature, which was a huge bonus for me. And overall it was very well drawn (it won't be easy to make it digital, lol, but it will be worth it!), and I fell in love with this design.
SamansSuperScribbles, please send me a note and I will try to get your prizes to you this week (some of the bones
Featured/Todd: The Harlem Habershake ?This isn't Vic this time, it's Todd Haberkorn! XDFeatured/Todd: The Harlem Habershake ?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Words can't describe this, you'll just have to watch.
Ranger Newsletter - May 2013From Mandy:Ranger Newsletter - May 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone!! Its May! On the 13th of this month is our very own Matriarch's Birthday! So wish her joy, she single-handedly raised Vic. She is ready for sainthood!
Be sure to like our Official Facebook page! We announce the chatroom openings and closings there, also our monthly Spotlight Rangers and Awesome Artists!
If you are an artist, please join the Risembool Ranger DeviantART page, we have over 9,000 members now!!!!! http://da-risembool-rangers.deviantart.com/
Be sure to check out the forum for all our Ranger gatherings at conventions, creative works, Online Anime Club, and discussions on just about anything you can think of.
Khaotic Kon in Tampa, FL May 3-5
Dallas Comic Con in Dallas, TX May 17-19
300 Points Giveaway!! -Closed-Hiyyahh guys!!!300 Points Giveaway!! -Closed-2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've never done a giveaway so this is first one, which I hope to be of many more of ( If I can keep racking up points. XD ) !
The amount I'm giving away is 300
You wanna join? Here's how!
Fave this journal!
And answer my question: What animal do I like? (Hint: Just look around! XD Or my profile)
The deadline is...
January 1st, 2013, why not start the New Year with new points! [:squee:]
I will be using random.com to select the 7 winners!!
[Bullet; Orange] Here's how it'll work.
[Bullet; Yellow] 1 person will get 100 points
[Bullet; Yellow] 2 people will get 50 points
[Bullet; Yellow] 4 people will get 25 points!!
If you want two numbers, write your New Year's Resolution in your comment!! Pretty simple, eh?
Three numbers? Make a Journal or Poll about this giveaway and link it to me!
PARTICIPATE AND HAVE FUNNNN!!!
The event needs more th
101 point giveaway -closed-Sorry I'm so late. The winner of this give with number 252 iss....101 point giveaway -closed-2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
HOORAAY FOR THE WINNER!!!
Yay. Another giveaway.
Same rules apply as always. All you gotta do is...
FAV THIS JOURNAL!
If you watch me, thank you!
I will a a watcher feature for all my watchers starting next month!
No alternate accounts because if you do. I will find you and I will terminate you.
You have any questions for me? I'll answer them all; doesn't have to be dA related. I'll answer them all. (You can even be anonymous and I won't know who is asking the question!)
Click here to ask me a question!
Now, this part is optional but I love getting feedback from you guys. So here's what your comment can be about today. You are going to comment a greeting so I can repsond to you. c:
Leave the Witchy Kitsch At the Store, PleaseAh, mid-August, how I love thee. It’s the height of summer here in the U.S., with barbecues and campouts and calling the air conditioning repair company because the HVAC is down again. My garden is overflowing with fresh produce and I have no idea how we’re going to eat all this kale, but I’m going to make it work. And all the kiddies are trying to squeeze the last remnants of summer vacation out before having to go back to school. Even the stores are getting in on the act, with shelves and displays full of backpacks and pencils and all that other stuff on the school supply list that just arrived in the mail.Leave the Witchy Kitsch At the Store, Please8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Of course, the back to school displays have been up since the fifth of July. But soon enough (probably just after Labor Day) it’ll be time shopping for Halloween, or so the chain stores say. (Sure, it’s a little early to be talking about this, but I have to beat the stores to the punch!) You can expect endless lines of green-faced witches, styro
Librarian Fired for Actually Getting Kid to Read"Lita Casey was dismissed on Monday after working for 28 years at the Hudson Falls Free Library in upstate New York. Her offense? Defending a nine-year-old child whose voracious reading appetite and abundant (and free!) library books makes him read too much. So much, in fact, that Weaver dominates the library's annual reading competition, having won his 5th straight reading title by absorbing 63 books in the 40 day competition.Librarian Fired for Actually Getting Kid to Read2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That should be good news, right?
Not in the eyes of library director Marie Gandron, who said the soon-to-be fifth grader Tyler Weaver "hogs" the contest with his